DC Lawmaker Seems to Still Believe Someone Controls Weather, But Does Apologize to Jews


A Washington, D.C., councilman apologized Sunday for alleging a small snowstorm in the nation’s capital was caused by Jewish bankers, Fox News reported.

Democratic councilman Trayon White Sr. apologized for his “anti-Semitic” comments while reasserting his commitment to fighting “racism and prejudices of all kinds.”

“I have spoke to leaders and my friends at Jews United for Justice and they are helping me to understand the history of comments made against Jews and I am committed to figuring out ways continue to be allies with them and others,” he said.

In a Friday Facebook video, White pushed a theory that the Rothschild family, a European banking dynasty descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild in the 18th century, was manipulating the weather and responsible for “climate control,” The Washington Post reported.

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“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man,” White said. “Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation.

“And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

Rabbi Daniel Zemel, who serves in Temple Micah in Washington, denounced White’s comments.

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“This kind of anti-Semitism is unacceptable in any public official,” Zemel said, according to The Post. “This so diminishes what America is about and adds to the oppressive feeling going on in the country right now.

“We all have to be better. Public officials have to learn not to say the first ignorant thing that comes into their head.”

The Rothschilds have been central players in a number of conspiracy theories that allege 80 percent of the world’s wealth is secretly controlled by the family and used to manipulate international events.

The conspiracy theories have either been debunked or are impossible to prove.

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What do you think about White’s remarks and his apology?

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